Has anyone tried a chiropractor?

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Has anyone tried a chiropractor?

Postby babyhatch » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:12 am

I have been reading about the benefits of seeing a chiropractor for fertility. Has anyone tried this or heard of a success story? I am meeting with one on Monday.
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Postby Lukeysmom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:36 am

How did your appointment go? I'm actually meeting with one for the first time this Monday. I figure after 5 years of unexplained infertility it can't hurt to try them!

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Postby babyhatch » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:08 pm

I go back on Monday for my results. They took x-rays and we will discuss it to see what he thinks! Good Luck!
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Postby Lukeysmom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:16 pm

Thanks! Good luck to you too. A lot of the things I've been reading sound encouraging with it.

Do you have any neck and back pain? I've had neck and back pain from an injury in college over 15 years ago. I've always just put up with it. Now I'm wondering if there is a connection. There may not be. But it would sure be nice if both of us were some of those success stories! :D

Keep me posted. I'd love to hear what they say. I'm going for my first appointment on Monday. I don't know if they will take x-rays or not. They may once I tell them about the neck and back pain.

Good luck!
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Postby babyhatch » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:09 pm

I do have neck pain. He did tell me when I went last week that my neck was" pretty jacked up." So yeah hopefully I will kill two birds with one stone.
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Postby angeleyes022 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:18 pm

I did.. He was amazing. I had neck and upper back pain from sitting at a computer all day. He corrected my posture and relieved the inflammation. My back feels amazing.. I went weekly for 6 months. Apparently great for fertility as can really improve your nervous system thus your body's functions, including regulation of hormones. I did become pregnant, as well. Can't say enough good things!!
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Postby babyhatch » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:28 pm

I went back today and have a crooked spine and all kinds of other issues from sitting at a computer with poor posture. I also have some lower back issues that would be linked to the reproductive system so I am hopeful that my 9 week plan will take care of my neck and get me knocked up! I go 3xwk for 3 wks, then 2xwk for 3 wks, then 1xwk for 3 wks. It's gonna be $277 total but worth it if I get my neck straightened out and my bambino!

angeleyes- thanks for posting, it gives me hope!
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1st cycle: Clomid 25mg + tamoxifen 20 mg + ovidrel= BFP

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Postby Lukeysmom » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:02 am

Hi!

That is so encouraging to hear! I went yesterday. A lot of my back issues are also linked to the lower part of the back which affects the reproductive system. It was really interesting to hear how it's all linked together.

Come to find out he does have a lot of patients with infertility that end up getting pregnant! :D He said there are no guarantees, but it is great to hear about something that will help my back and as an added bonus might get us our second child. Especially without having to go through taking Clomid again.

Babyhatch, are they having you use an icepack for a few days before you start treatments? I'm supposed to because it helps reduce inflammation before he starts working on me. My first appointment is this Friday. I will go 2-3 times the first week. Then depending on how I respond the number of treatments will change per week.

Angeleyes, how long did it take for you to become pregnant after going for treatments?

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Postby KMP » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:08 am

I had a slightly different experience with a chiro. The one I saw was of the mind that everything can be fixed with chiro and you don't need anything else medically. :? I have friends who are chiros in other cities and they say that they fall into two categories...the one he is in and the one where they support a broad health services team. He wanted me to go 3x per week for a year! I went until my work insurance stopped covering it and then left. I didn't really feel much different, to be honest. I just couldn't wrap my head around paying $60ish for a 1 minute treatment 3x per week.

I did, however, see a naturopath that changed my life by diagnosing a number of food allergies. By removing the allergens from my diet, I feel like a whole new person. I wasn't thrilled about the cost of supplements though, so I haven't been in a while.
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Postby Lukeysmom » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:32 am

Hi Babyhatch!

How are your adjustments going?

I had my first one today. He said that section 2 and 3 (not the right term. It's the lower part of my back.) Anyway, they are supposed to be 2 separate joints and they were moving as one joint. He also said they are directly connected to the reproductive system. He said I responded well today. I'm going back on Monday and then again next Thursday. I guess we'll see what happens. He obviously can't make any promises. But I'm praying that maybe this will be the miracle we need to have another child. Plus, it would sure be nice if my back and neck felt better too! :D

Hope you're having a great week!
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Postby Lukeysmom » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:13 am

Just thought I would update. I have been going to the chiropractor for a few weeks now. My back is responding well. It's amazing that it's feeling better.

I didn't get pregnant this month. I'm on CD2 now. BUT this past cycle I got a positive OPK on CD14. That has NEVER happened on my own unless I took Clomid. Then it was usually CD15 or 16.

On my own it's usually CD 11 or 12. So, I was very excited that after just a few treatments my body did that on it's own. Hopefully, this cycle it will again. I guess my L3 is messed up and that is linked to your reproductive system.

I'm hoping in a few cycles my body will continue to work normally and then give us a better chance at getting pregnant and getting our take home baby! I guess we'll wait and see!

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Postby babyhatch » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:53 pm

YEAH Lukeysmom glad you are O'ing on your own now. I have bee seeing the chiropractor since the end of July. 3 x wk for 3 wks, 2 x wk for 3 wks, and then 1 x wk for 3 wks. This schedule is to help my neck but even better news I got my :bfp: last Thursday. I'm not sure if it was the chiropractor or the RE's magic combination of drugs but either way I am super excited! I'm sure the chiropractor has had a lot to do with it because my hormone levels are much higher than they have been in almost a year. Every month I have needed a progesterone supplement but not this month. I'll be stalking you, I hope you get lucky this month.
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Postby Lukeysmom » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:13 am

Hi BabyHatch!

CONGRATULATIONS on your BFP!!! :jump: That is very exciting! I'm sure the chiropractor has helped along with your RE. So, how many cycles did you have seeing the chiropractor before you got pregnant?

I'm on my second cycle with seeing my chiropractor. I'm a little discouraged right now. I got a positive OPK on CD 11 and 12 again. That's just like it used to be. I was hoping it would be CD 14 like it was last month.

Anyway, he said it could take a few cycles for it to level out. But if I'm not pregnant this cycle then he wants to do bloodwork next month. I guess he tests for other things that the RE doesn't. He said sometimes you find an underlying infection that wasn't discovered by the other doctors. So, we'll see what happens this month. I have to say I'm not really very confident about getting pregnant since I'm O'ing earlier again. But maybe since he's working on my back that will still help encourage a stronger ovulation or something. We'll see.

I'll keep you posted WHEN I get my BFP. Hopefully, it does. I feel like I'm really ticking since I'm 38. :|

Enjoy your pregnancy! :D

Angie :D
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Postby babyhatch » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:42 am

Angie- it was only my fIrst cycle but also my first monitored medicated cycle. And today's u/s shows........TWINS! :shock: I'm freaking out but super excited.
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1st cycle: Clomid 25mg + tamoxifen 20 mg + ovidrel= BFP

1st Beta 12dpo- 83.4 Progesterone 38.7
2nd Beta 17 dpo- 1,126

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Postby Lukeysmom » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:39 am

Oh my gosh! That is great! Congratulations! :jump: :jump:

Keep me posted on how you're doing. Are you still going to the chiropractor since you're pregnant now?

Angie :D
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TTC #2 for 7 years
Miscarriage at 8 weeks in January 2008 after 50mg of Clomid
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Miscarriage on February 14, 2012 at 6 weeks 4 days.
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